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A group of 28 airmen and cadets arranged in three rows. Submitted with caption, “Air cadets 1939 - 40. Frank 2nd left front row”

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RAF Barrow in Furness (also known as Walney) is located on Walney Island, Cumbria, 2 miles (3 kms) north-west of Barrow in Furness. Archive items | Explore nearby The station opened in October 1941 and it was used throughout the war by 10 Gunnery…

RAF Banff was located in Aberdeenshire, 4 miles (6 kms) west of Banff.Archive items | Explore nearby It opened in April 1943 and used by 14 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit of Training Command with Oxfords. Three Beam Approach Flights also used Oxfords…

RAF Bawtry was a Bomber Command station located in South Yorkshire, 10 miles south-east of Doncaster.Archive items | Explore nearby The station was a requisitioned country house known as Bawtry Hall. In July 1941 it became the headquarters for 1…

RAF Bentley Priory was located near Stanmore in the north London borough of Harrow.Archive items | Explore nearby The 18th Century house in the Priory estate was acquired by the RAF in 1926 and, during World War Two, was the headquarters of both…

RAF Bicester was a Bomber Command training station located in Oxfordshire immediately north of the town.Archive items | Wartime losses | Explore nearby Originally a Royal Flying Corps station it was redeveloped in the 1920s as bomber station. In…

RAF Biggin Hill was located in Bromley, 12 miles (22 kms) south-east of central London.Archive items | Explore nearby The station opened in 1917 as part of the Royal Flying Corps. In 1940 RAF Biggin Hill was a frontline station during the Battle of…

RAF Bishops Court was located in County Down, Northern Ireland, 6 miles (10 kms) east of Downpatrick.Archive items | Explore nearby The station opened in May 1943 and was a training station for 7 Air Observers School, later renamed 7 (Observers)…

RAF Brawdy was located in Pembrokeshire in Wales, 6 miles (10 kms) east of St Davids.Archive items | Explore nearby It opened in February 1944 with the Halifaxes of 517 Squadron conducting meteorological flights from the station until after the end…

RAF Cardington was located in Bedfordshire, 2 miles (4 kms) south-east of Bedford.Archive items | Explore nearby Originally used as a site for the construction of airships, including the R101, Cardington commenced construction of barrage balloons in…

RAF Cark was located in Cumbria, on the southern tip of the Cartmel peninsular.Archive items | Explore nearby It opened in 1941 as part of Fighter Command, later transferring to Training Command for staff pilot training and anti aircraft gunnery…

RAF Catterick was located in North Yorkshire immediately to the south of the town of Catterick.Archive items | Wartime losses | Explore nearby It was originally used by the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. The station was redeveloped during the 1920s and…

RAF Church Broughton was a Bomber Command training station located in Derbyshire, 7 miles (11 kms) east of Uttoxeter.Archive items | Wartime losses | Explore nearby It was built in 1942 and used as a satellite station for the Wellingtons of 27…

RAF Clyffe Pypard was located in Wiltshire, 4 miles (6 kms) south of Royal Wootton Bassett.Archive items | Explore nearby The station opened in 1941 and was used until the end of the war by 29 Elementary Flying Training School, equipped with Tiger…

RAF Compton Bassett was located in Wiltshire, 1 mile (2 kms) east of Calne.Archive items | Explore nearby It was a non-flying station opened in 1940 and was used for radar and radio training schools.

RAF Cosford is located in Shropshire, 9 miles (14 kms) north-west of Wolverhampton.Archive items | Explore nearby It opened in 1938 as a training station, a role which it continues to provide. 2 School of Technical training opened in 1938 and during…

RAF Cottesmore was a Bomber Command station located in Rutland, 5 miles (8 kms) north-east of Oakham.Archive items | Wartime losses | Explore nearby RAF Cottesmore opened in 1938 and in late 1939 it became home to 106 Squadron and 185 Squadron, both…
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